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This week in faith: Church news

Sheri Walker • Jan 5, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Sermons & Services

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St.: "Expect More in 2018.” Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion. Sunday school is scheduled for 9:15. Children and youth programs will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Branch contemporary service will meet in the sanctuary at 6:15. Wednesday evening programming will begin at 5:45 with a meal in the fellowship hall followed by a presentation from the church's Security Team. For information, visit 1stchurchjc.org or call 928-9222.

Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 2823 Oakland Ave.: “From Failure To Success.” Sunday service and Children’s Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes begin at 9:45. Sunday’s evening service will begin at 6. Wednesday’s evening prayer and Bible study as well as Discovery Club for kids will be held at 6:30. For information, visit oaklandavebaptist.com or Facebook.

Southside Baptist Church, 1928 Wheeler St.: "Transformation: The First Sign Miracle.” Sunday service at 10:50 a.m. Special music will be presented by Nikki Blevins. Sunday school will begin at 9:45. The message for the 6 p.m. service will be "Understanding The Doctrine of Election.” Wednesday night’s Bible study begins at 6:30. Children and youth activities are provided during each service. 

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.: “God’s Vision for His People” begins new series, “Vision Quest.” Sunday services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Youth meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night’s dinner line opens at 5:30, followed by adult, youth and children’s Bible studies at 6:15. For information, call 926-5108 or visit www.fpcjc.org.

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive: "New Direction” begins series, “Brand New.” Sunday services at 8:15, 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. in the Worship Center, and 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. in the CLC. Sunday school will meet at 9:40 and 11:10. A Spanish translation of the 11:10 am service will be available. Wednesday evening programs will include various small group studies at 6:45. For information, call 232-5700 or visit www.fcc-jc.org.

Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St.: “Remembering Jesus’ Baptism and Ours.” Sunday sanctuary and Journey services at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Open Door service at 11. Sunday school will begin at 9:50. For information, visit www.munsey.org or call 423-461-8070.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive: Sunday traditional service at 9 a.m. in the nave. Heartsong service at 11:15 in the fellowship hall. Holy Communion observed in both services. Sunday school meets at 10:15. OSLC will host a festival service for Epiphany, "Let Your Light Shine!” at 4:30 p.m. Choirs from Watauga Avenue Presbyterian, Friendship Baptist, Central Baptist, Bethel Christian (Jonesborough) and Our Saviour Lutheran will share special anthems of the season. The Rev. Vincent Dial, Bethel Christian Church, will deliver the homily. A pot-luck will follow the service. For information, visit www.oslc2.cc. 

McCarty United Methodist Church, 104 McCarty Church Road, just off U.S. Highway 11E, Telford: "The Reveal.” Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Bible study in the fellowship hall. For information, call 329-2288. 

Watauga Avenue Presbyteriaan Church: “Epiphany.” Epiphany Sunday and the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by intinction observed in the morning service. Sunday school will begin at 10. 

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St.: “The Really Bad News — I’m not OK and Neither are You” for the morning service. “All of Grace and God Gets All the Glory” for the evening service. A new Bible Study in the book of John will begin Wednesday at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 119 W. F St.: Sunday service at 11 a.m. Education hour begins at 9:45. Meditation held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Thursdays with Jesus reading group ("The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus' Birth," by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan) meets Thursday at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 423-543-7737 or visit www.FPCelizabethton.org.

Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St.: “Wisdom for a New Year.” Sunday traditional services in the sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The Gathering worship service will begin at 11 in the fellowship hall. Bible study classes begin at 9:45. For information, visit www.cbcjc.faith or call 926-7121 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W. Walnut St.: “The Christ of Glory.” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:45. Sunday evening service at 6:30 featuring the message “Bible Sounds.” Wednesday evening service will begin at 6:30. For information, call 926-1650.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road: "Living for God’s Glory — A Reintroduction to I Corinthians.” Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:15. Fellowship supper on Wednesday (reservations required) begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by prayer and Bible study. For information or to make reservations for Wednesday’s meal, call 283-4643 or visit www.westminjc.org.

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St.: "Liberty or Legalism." Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10.

East Unaka Christian Church, 1201 E. Unaka Ave.: "How To Get Along In God's Family.” Sunday service at 9:45 a.m. Richard Sutphin will be ordained as elder. Small groups meet at 11 a.m. A new study, "Romans Review" will be offered at 5 p.m. Donations of winter clothing, sleeping bags and tents are still being received and distributed to homeless persons.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St.: “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go.” Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. Heather Cheri Billheimer will present this week’s special music. Sunday school will be held at 9:45. DCC will begin collecting shoes for one of its local missions. Wednesday’s Bible study will meet at 7 p.m. For information, call 423-928-3197 or email dccsecretary@embarqmail.com.

Union Christian Church, 3639 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough: “The Shortest Verse (John 11:35) Might Be the Greatest Verse!” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Bible study at 10. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. Special music by Allen Sellars, Palma and Todd Bennett. Wednesday’s Bible study and youth meetings will be held at 6 p.m. For information, call 782-8141 or visit www.unioncc.com.

St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: “Christian Education, the Study of John’s Gospel,” Sunday at 10 a.m. Holy Communion at 11 a.m. Coffee Hour and refreshments to follow. For information, visit www.stpeterskingsport.org or email Vicarofsaintpeterschurch@gmail.com.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St.: “Message — Baptized into Love.” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45. Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 928-1543.

Living Word Lutheran, 5210 N. Roan St., Gray: “What Does it Mean to Be Wise?” Sunday at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30. For information, call 423-467-9673 or visit www.Livingwordlutheran.com.

Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough: “The Greatest Gift.” Contemporary worship service at 9 a.m., traditional service at 11. Sunday school at 10. 

Special Music & Events

Bethel Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 701 Depot St., Jonesborough: Saturday, Epiphany Storytelling Concert with scripture, prayer, sacred dance, hymns and faith based stories. Church doors open at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 423-753-9880.

Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, 110 Bettie St.: The Joyaires will sing during Sunday’s 11 a.m. service.  

Heritage Baptist Church, 1512 John Exum Parkway: Free potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, followed by a concert in the church sanctuary with Joseph Habedank, named Southern gospel's favorite soloist at the National Quartet Convention in September. For information, call 926-2139.

By Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 909 Chase Drive: Called Out will sing Sunday during the 11 a.m. service.

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